Lexus will unveil the LF-CC for the first time at the Paris motor show this September 27. It is a new mid-size coupe concept that presents design and technology ideas that will influence future models.
It follows on from the award-winning LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept which held its debut at the Detroit show earlier this year as a more compact model with rear-wheel drive and full hybrid power. It shares design cues with the earlier show car and demonstrates how Lexus is using its concept studies to influence future production models, in this case cars for the compact executive car market or the D-segment.
The LF-CC displays the latest evolution of Lexus’s L-finesse design language and presents the boldest interpretation yet of the spindle-shaped grille that has become a signature feature of new Lexus models. The grille mesh is set in a deep, metal-finish surround and takes on a pronounced 3D form, framed by the lip of the bonnet, the deep lower spoiler and the projecting tips of the front wings.
The interior hints the kind of progressive luxury Lexus envisions for future cabin layouts, with further development of its HMI (human-machine interface) technology.
The LF-CC is equipped with a new 2.5-liter full hybrid powertrain that is destined for use in future production models, and which delivers combination of sporting performance suitable for a mid-size coupe and low emissions, targeted below 100g/km. Lexus expects the powertrain to be the most efficient in its class, producing more than 2bhp per gramme of CO2.
In addition to the engine and electric motor, the system also features a generator, high-performance battery, a power split device and compact power control unit.
The LF-CC heralds the launch of a premium mid-size Lexus coupe in the near future and reinforces Lexus' commitment to creating more engaging cars that are attractively styled, deliver a better driving experience and harness the potential of advanced technologies.